Accountingprose, is growing and beginning to enter new markets; we have expanded into Denver, Co and are super excited to get to know the city. This week we invaded coworking spaces, were introduced to so many wonderful people, and traveled by bike throughout the city, to get to know our new digs even better. We were even invited to the Xero Corporate office and got the chance to meet some innovating accountants and super smart developers. In a word, last week was awesome!
On Tuesday, we headed over to the RiNo district (River North) and camped out at Converge. We met with John Maikowski, the Founder of Converge, who showed around around this great space. Converge has a great mix of talent- including a painter, a video editor, and graphic designers. They were super inviting, and gave us tips on where to eat (The Source) and what to do (go to a brewery!). It was so nice to feel the cool breeze from the open bay doors and feel so welcome. We will certainly return.
Green Spaces let us hang out a bit on Wednesday. Their space is really comfy, with a lounge area up front, some dedicated desks in the middle, small offices in the back, and kitchen area (complete with snacks!). Jenny, the founder, reminded me of our own Coworking space's founder (who happens to share the same name!). She hosts networking events, helping to connect the members which will allow their businesses to thrive. With plans to expand into the space next door, there is no doubt that she will have the chance to bring even more bright minds together.
THURSDAY: WORKING FROM XERO
The grand finale was our visit to Xero HQ on Thursday. We met with Derek Draper, Manager of Partner Relations- which means he helps to bring savvy accountants into the Xero fold. The entire team is working hard to support both the advisors and small business owner clients, by developing new features, educating partners on best practices, and keeping the whole ship afloat. They are doing an unbelievable job, which is why we have switched our clients over. Later this month, we are traveling to the San Francisco Corporate Office to visit with the bright minds of Xero:San Francisco. Oh what fun we will have! We will be sure to tell you all about it!
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